British Council took part in this year’s Science fair where it presented its micro:bit technology, a practical part of its 21st Century Schools program that the British Council has been implementing throughout schools in Western Balkans.
In a relaxed and friendly surrounding, through courses and different activities children, teachers and visitors experienced and tried for themselves micro:bits pocket-sized, problem-solving computers and learned that technology and coding are not as hard as it seems.
During the four day festival, visitors were also able to play with gadgets brought by our UK partners: Kitronik, which has a new robotics category that contains all micro:bit robotics and a growing list of supplementary lines – from wheels to motor/servo control boards and buggy chassis kits and Farnell – one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components.
Children and teachers from Gimnazija “9.maj” Niš, OŠ “Petar Kralj I” Niš, OŠ “Dragomir Marković” Kruševac, OŠ “Mihajlo Pupin” Belgrade presented their projects created especially for the fair and its “Reveal“ theme through interactive coding classes and peer to peer interaction.
Our Interactive Myth-busting wall with little windows and drawers, each containing a question about the coding and the answer behind it was a huge hit among the school children who visited our stand and took part in short courses.
One of students, a visitor of Science fair said: "I liked micro:bit so much, I figured out coding is not that hard, can't wait until it comes to my school!"